Everyone of us is endowed with a special thing – i.e. our potential. Some of us realize this potential quite early in life where as, for some, it takes a lifetime to realize this. These latter people who take time to realize their potential often accept the fact that they have lost the time needed to bring their real potential to surface. That is why, it is really important to realize your potential within a given time period, else its becomes too late to begin. Moreover, one can also realize their hidden talent while discovering their real potential. This is done with experience, with the help of family, friends and even enemies. However, quite unfortunately, people at times, also tend to de-motivate a person to such an extent that their search for their hidden potential becomes lost in their misery. That is why, we recommend some general guidelines which can be adopted in order to find and polish your hidden potential.

1. Read books

If you want to discover your hidden talent or potential, you can explore and search your interests and stay abreast of the latest happenings in your field of interest. This would not only keep you updated, but also make you flourish especially if your career is in your interest fields.

2. Expand your exposure

You need to expose your self to different happenings that take place these days. In many cases, you will realize that your hidden potential lies in the knowledge that you were exposed to since childhood. So you must travel to places, research about topics of interests and make social networks with associates that might help you discover your hidden potential.

3. Find a good mentor

A successful mentor who understands you would certainly make you realize your hidden potential. They will help you regarding matters such as dealing with family matters, business dealings and other aspects. A mentor would certainly bring about that hidden talent that you have not realized yet.

Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential. -Tony Buzan

4. Take challenging work

Taking up challenges would help you optimize your potential and find it. Being out of your comfort zone would not only make you realize what you are made of, but you would also be surprised to discover those aspects about your personality that are actually unknown to you.

5. Participate in competitions

Participating in competitions would help you tap into your own talent pool and discover the undiscovered! This would need you to maximize your time and energy and enhance your skills.

6. Try new things

You should treat every day as a new day, a new beginning. Look ahead at new avenues and don’t hesitate to try new things or taking risks.

Every one of us has unique potentials hidden inside them. All we need to do is to wake up and start looking for them.



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    16 replies to "6 Ways To Unlock Your Potential"

    • Leanne Chesser

      I totally agree that we all have potential. We all have gifts and uniqueness that we’re here to share, I believe. And I don’t think it’s ever too late to discover it :).

      • Siphosith

        Hey Leanne thanks for commenting. Nothing is ever too late to do.

    • Mark

      Six excellent suggestions Siphosith!

      And any one of them and a a few in combination is sure
      to result in some major breakthrough in unlocking our
      true potential.

      Thanks for sharing this vitally important information as this extremely
      important subject is not touched and elaborated on nearly enough!

    • Willena Flewelling

      All of these are helpful tips, Siphosith. The one that stands out to me the most is #6 — to treat each day as a new day, and be willing to try new things.

    • Andrea Ansari

      Point #5 is excellent, Siphosith! Will need to participate in a competition!

      • Siphosith

        Great you found some helpful information .

    • Carmine

      Your tips are spot on. Seriously, I personally have placed a great deal of effort in mentoring others throughout the past decade of my career. Reading is so important and the main reason why I wrote, Welcome to the Big Leagues: Nine Innings of Essential Tips for the Corporate Rookie. Books and learning need to be fun; which is why only about 30% of all books purchased are ever read. The only thing I would add to the list is focus on your strengths and passions.

      • Siphosith

        Thanks for the comments and the addition.

    • Tommy Olsson

      Great post about unlocking your potential,yes we actually can achieve more then we think really 🙂

    • Dr Lisa Thompson

      I really like this article. I especially liked tips #5-#7 because many people don’t talk of them – challenging new work, participate in competitions, and trying something new.

      Dr. Lisa

      • Siphosith

        I’m glad you found some points that you like. Thanks for the comments.

    • Chery Schmidt

      Hello Siphosith! Loved this post! yes it is so important to get out of that comfort zone HUH? I think we all need to challenge ourselves to be do and have more in life, Wouldn’t you agree?

      I am always up for a good challenge and have taken the time to actually write a few down for the new year..

      Great advice my friend. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.. Chery :))

      • Siphosith

        Happy that you loved the post Chery. Thanks for the comments.

    • Tandy Elisala

      Happy New Year! Great post about unlocking our potential. All of your points are great ones. I am a lifelong learner and LOVE learning new things. I think having a coach or mentor to help expand our potential is really important. I also think learning and taking risks is really important. Without risk, we never know exactly how successful we’ll be. We must take risks and expand outside our comfort zone to grow.

      • siphosith

        Happy new Year Tandy! and welcome to my blog. Thanks for commenting .

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